Steven Sanders signing at Hurley’s Heroes

X-Men: S.W.O.R.D: No Time To Breathe
Local artist Steven Sanders drew the Marvel Comics trade paperback X-Men:S.W.O.R.D: No Time to Breathe. The cover is by John Cassaday.

Artist Steven Sanders will be signing Wednesday, June 23rd at Hurley’s Heroes in Joplin. The trade paperback of his work on Marvel’s X-MEN: S.W.O.R.D.: No Time to Breathe will be released that day.  Steven is also the artist of Five Fists of Science, and Thunder Road. He’ll be in the store all day.

This is the first signing at Hurley’s new location: 1515 W 10th, Suite C, Joplin, Missouri.

Marvel’s website describes the trade paperback: Spinning out of Astonishing X-Men comes a story that will take you places you’ve never been! After Secret Invasion, Agent Brand is no longer the top dog at S.W.O.R.D. Forced to share her leadership post with former Avengers-liaison Henry Gyrich, Brand is less than pleased. Will the arrival of her boyfriend, X-Man Beast, help her out? Not when she discovers Gyrich’s plan for fixing S.W.O.R.D. is to rid Earth of all aliens! Brought to you by Kieron Gillen (Dark Averngers: Ares), Steven Sanders (Five Fists of Science) and topped off with covers by Astonishing X-Men artist John Cassaday!

Free State FreeCon 2010 video

The 2010 Free State FreeCon was held in Lawrence KS on Saturday, May 22nd. Bethany Leslie ( shot and edited a terrific video of the event that I’ve embedded below. You can find out about other shows promoted by Craig Klotz and the fine folks at Kansas City Fan Conventions at or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

You’ll see a lot of people in this energetic video. Some of the familiar faces I spotted include Kevin Mellon, Kyle Strahm, Steven Sanders, Travis Fox, and Steve Daniels. You won’t find me in the video, but my daughter and her boyfriend will wave at you at the 2:58 mark.